The Church relies on donations and offerings from the congregation and friends to fund our regular church work, worship, staff, ministries and donations to mission partners. The Parish Church actual building (heating, lighting, building maintenance etc) is funded by the Parish rate payers. The maintenance of St. George’s Church building is not funded by the Parish rate payers, therefore relies on donations from friends and church members.
The Church relies on donations and offerings from the congregation and friends to fund our regular church work, worship, staff, ministries and donations to mission partners
The Bible teaches us to give regular “tithes and offerings to the Lord” (Nehemiah 10; Malachi 3; Matthew 23:23.) Tithes refer to our regular giving, and offerings to our one-off special gifts to specific works God may call us to support as a congregation. The Bible also teaches us that our giving, is always optional and voluntary, and each one should give only within their means. (Giving in our church is anonymous and names are only known by the Treasurer in complete confidence. Visitors and new church members are not expected to give.) There are other important and valuable ways to give to the work of the church such as our time and talents. That said, giving financially is biblical, both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament early Christian Church. Giving is an important part of our worship and we should give cheerfully and with purpose of heart.
So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work
If you would like to give to the ongoing missions and ministry work of St. Ouen’s Parish Church and St. George’s Church, there are many ways to do this:
Ways to Give: 25% more
If you wish to make a donation, you can give 25% more (with no extra cost to yourself) by:
1) Lump Sum Tax Reclaim Form
If you are a Jersey tax payer (resident in Jersey for tax purposes on the date the payment is made) you can reclaim tax on any lump sum donation over £50 by downloading and completing an R10 Tax Reclaim Form Jersey (see below.) This allows us to reclaim 25% of your gift from the tax office at no extra cost to you. Please place completed forms in a sealed envelope in the offering plate during the service, or hand them to the Church Treasurer (Julie Lewis.) You may like to consider saving up smaller gifts until they amount to £50.
For more information, please visit the States of Jersey website page: Making Lump Sum Donations to Charity
The Jersey R10 Tax Reclaim Form can be viewed and downloaded here:
2) Giving by Deed of Covenant
If you wish to give a regular amount on a weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual basis for a minimum period of five years, please download and complete a Deed of Covenant Form (see below.) At the end of each tax year (31st December in Jersey), you will be sent a tax certificate to sign, confirming the amount you have given. This certificate must be returned to the relevant Church Treasurer, who will submit the form to the Jersey Comptroller of Taxes to claim the tax element of your donation.
If you would like to enter into a Deed of Covenant with St. Ouen’s Parish Church, please contact Julie Lewis, the Treasurer of St. Ouen’s Parish Church, who will advise you and send you the relevant paperwork. If you would like to enter into a Deed of Covenant with St. George’s Church, please contact Peter Bracegirdle, the Treasurer of St. George’s Church, who will advise you and send you the relevant paperwork.
For more information, please visit the States of Jersey website page: Deed of Covenant Scheme for Charities
The Jersey Deed of Covenant Form can be viewed and downloaded here:
- Please do not complete a deed of covenant form if you do not pay Jersey Income Tax.
- You may also set up a Standing Order to make these payments automatically.
- If your circumstances change after you have completed a deed of covenant and either you can no longer afford to pay the covenant, or alternatively you have moved to a different church, the covenant can be cancelled. Please contact the Treasurer.
Other Ways to Give
1) Sunday Services
We receive offerings in our services on Sunday mornings.
2) Payment via Cheque
You can make a cheque payable to St. Ouens Parish Church or St. George’s Church, and either put it in the offering during the Sunday Service, or send it to:
St. Ouen’s/St. George’s Church Treasurer
c/o St. Ouen’s Church Office
St. Ouen’s Youth and Community Centre
La Grande Route de St. Ouen
3) Payment via Bank Transfer or Standing Order
You can give make a Bank Transfer or Standing Order using our bank details that can be claimed via the Church Office.